Hello friends! I’m here this morning to bring you part two of Inside the Designer Studio for this month. Earlier in the month we met the designers, May of Siamese Studios, Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs and Amy of Unforgettable Moments. I put to you, our fabulous community, to ask the designers anything you wanted to know and this is what you’ve come up with:
First, as I sip my breakfast tea, coffee or tea?
May: Both! Normally one coffee to start the day, then hot or iced tea during the day, but sometimes I love to have iced coffee as well.
Jennifer: Neither…Dr. Pepper!
Amy: I really do like both, but I drink coffee every morning. I enjoy fruity/floral herbal teas and black tea with cream. I like going to coffee shops with friends also (hence my Coffee Shop With Friends kit LOL).
Jennifer and Amy, how long have you been with us at GingerScraps?
Jennifer: October of last year (2011)
Amy: I started as a designer at GS 1 year and 9 months ago. However I first started hanging around GS when I registered for Scraping Survivor2 in 2010. I played survivor and learned what a fun, friendly place GS is! I did get 4th place in the contest that year which I was excited about- I couldn’t beat that talented Rachel (Pretty In Green) LOL.
May, Where are you originally from and how did you find yourself in Thailand?
I am originally from Thailand as I was born here, but our family moved to Singapore, and Malta for several years, then moved back to Thailand since 30 something years ago (no, no, don’t ask how old I am, LOL).
Wouldn’t dream of it!
Jennifer, since you mentioned never wanting to be called Jenny, now we’ve got to ask why.
LOL! It just sounds kiddish to me. A very few call me that like my sister and brother and I don’t even know where it came from but they call me that.
Amy, what do you love most about OR?
Oregon is a really fantastic place. I can drive two hours west and be at the ocean, Visiting the desert of Eastern Oregon is a day trip also! Mt. Hood is just a short drive away, and not to mention Portland which is a decent sized big city. My favorite is the big evergreen trees. I also love visiting the river beaches. There are so many recreational opportunities here. There is also no state tax, and a lot of out of state people love buying things here because of that. We do have higher property taxes for home owners to make up for that though. Oregon is beautiful, but it does rain a lot which doesn’t bother me at all though.
That sounds like a dream!
With summer in full swing, what are your favorite warm weather activities?
May: Swimming!!! Our warm weather is normally VERY HOT, so swimming helps a lot.
Jennifer: Swimming, but prefer swimming indoors than outdoors.
Amy: I really love taking camping trips with my family. We aren’t really “roughing” it kind of campers, but we love being outside, roasting things on the campfire, and playing in nature.
Now let’s talk designing! What do you enjoy most about designing scrap kits?
May: I love it most when the final result is just like what I’ve vision about the kit. Then I love when seeing layouts made from my kits. It’s amazing to see all different layouts from just one kit.
Jennifer: Just being creative. I can let off steam while creating.
Amy: OH! I love so many things about designing. I love designing scrap kits AND templates. Love it! I really love the creative process and watching my ideas go from idea to product. I really love seeing my designs on a scrappers layout!
What is one element you feel you must always include into a kit?
May: Foliage! I love to see some green in my kit.
Jennifer: Buttons and string.
Amy: I would say fasteners. I know that is kind of generic huh? I’m having a hard time narrowing my answer down to just one element LOL.
What is your most favorite kit you’ve designed and your best selling?
May: My most favorite kit is usually the latest kit(s) that I’ve designed. For now it would be Cotton Candy and Lemon Drops. My bestselling would have to be Bumble Rumble.
Jennifer: I think it was Miracles Happen. I just really like the color palette and felt it all fell together! My best selling would be In A Boys World.
Amy: I really like the kit I made for the June FWP grab bag. I had my hubby in mind when I made that one. :) Honey Love is my best selling kit, and Something Sweet is my best selling template pack.
From a personal opinion of someone who owns this kit, it’s absolutely awesome! I think it’s my favorite of yours! It’s FREE with a $10 purchase in the GingerScraps store (for the month of June, so you’ve got 7 days left!)!
Those are some GREAT kits!
Just for fun let’s end with what your favorite foods are!
May: All sorts of pasta, but my favorite would be Cabonara. I make yummy Cabonara too!
Jennifer: Oh my too many to name! I love mexican, anything cheesy (the cheesier the better), oh and home made potato soup. I can make myself sick from eating too much of that LOL.
Amy: My favorite “meal” is probably taco salad. We have this a lot in our home. We try to think of new and fun ways to make it lol. My kids love it because we let them crunch up tortilla chips on the top. My favorite bad-for-you food is ice cream.
Now I’m hungry, and I JUST ate breakfast (especially since I, too, am a giant pasta fan!).
A HUGE thank you to the designers for taking time out of their family and designing time to answer these questions! There were so many more I wish I could keep sharing but we don’t want to be here all day, we’ve got scrappin’ to do. I always have fun finding out these little tidbits about people.
Until next month!
Have a scrap happy weekend!